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‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for Season 3 by AMC

AMC has renewed “Better Call Saul” for a third season, the network announced Tuesday. The Sony Pictures Television-produced “Breaking Bad” prequel was picked up for an additional 10 episodes.

Exec produced by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, “Better Call Saul” stars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, the lawyer character introduced to viewers as Saul Goodman on the Gilligan-created “Breaking Bad.”

“What Vince, Peter, Bob and the entire team have accomplished with ‘Better Call Saul’ is truly rare and remarkable. They have taken one of the most iconic, immersive and fan-obsessive (in the best possible way) shows in television history and created a prequel that stands on its own,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said in a statement. “Watching Jimmy McGill’s thoughtful, melodic and morally flexible transformation into Saul Goodman is entertaining and delighting millions of fans, whether their starting point was ‘Breaking Bad’ or not. This series has its own feel, pace and sensibility and we can’t wait to see what this incredibly talented group comes up with next in season three.”

In 2015 “Better Call Saul” was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards  — among them outstanding drama series and lead actor in a drama series for Odenkirk.

The 2015 series premiere of “Better Call Saul,” having enjoyed a lead-in from ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead,” was the second highest rated for a drama series in cable history in Nielsen’s 18-49 demographic. Season two has averaged 4.4 million total viewers in Nielsen live-plus-three ratings through four episodes as well as 2.7 million adults in the 25-54 demo and 2.5 million adults 18-49.

Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein and Thomas Schnauz also serve as executive producers for the series.

No premiere date has been set for season three.

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